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Football Agents Prepare For Hell Week

wide receiver Devin Aromashodu
Wide receiver Devin Aromashodu was 1 of 14 players released by the Chicago Bears yesterday. Photo Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Successfully recruiting a football player to become your client is difficult.  Sitting around waiting for your client to be selected on one of the days of the NFL Draft is stressful.  But nothing may be as challenging for NFLPA Contract Advisors as this week, when many will have their clients cut by NFL teams and search long and hard for a new club for their players to join.

Some cut players will find a new home on another NFL team.  Others may have to opt for the Canadian Football League or Arena Football League.  And there are always those who are faced with the realization that their dreams of playing professional football are over.  Tough times to be an agent. A few agents are more willing than others to share the pain of “cut week.”

For instance, David Canter announced his first cut yesterday morning.

Other agents have opted to provide more generalized tweets, sharing statistics and the emotion of dealing with clients being cut.

While almost all football agents will be scrambling this week, not everyone in the community believes that there is a need to pontificate about it on social media.

By Darren Heitner

Darren Heitner created Sports Agent Blog as a New Year's Resolution on December 31, 2005. Originally titled, "I Want To Be A Sports Agent," the website was founded with the intention of causing Heitner to learn more about the profession that he wanted to join, meet reputable individuals in the space and force himself to stay on top of the latest news and trends.

Heitner now runs Heitner Legal, P.L.L.C., which is a law firm with many practice areas, including sports law and contract law. Heitner has represented numerous athletes and sports agents as legal counsel. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Indiana University Bloomington from 2011-2014, where he created and taught a course titled, Sport Agency Management, which included subjects ranging from NCAA regulations to athlete agent certification and the rules governing the profession. Heitner serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he teaches a Sports Law class that includes case law surrounding athlete agents and the NCAA rules.